Mary Beth Norton
American Revolution; colonial America; Early American women and gender; Salem witch trials
Current Research Interest
Events of the months between the Boston Tea Party, December 1773, and the outbreak of fighting at Lexington and Concord, April 1775
American Historical Association President
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Philosophical Society
Pulitzer Prize in History Finalist
Cornell University Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
Allan Nevins Prize for best-written dissertation in American history
Norton, Mary Beth. Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.